Harvard Men's Health Watch

The essentials to keep a man's heart healthy

Many things contribute to a man’s risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes). The key factors to address are body weight, diet, exercise, stress control, cholesterol, and blood pressure.  These account for most of a man’s cardiac risk. For those who meet certain criteria, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug or a daily low-dose aspirin can also reduce risk, particularly in a man who has already experienced a heart attack or stroke.
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